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Floating Palace


Saturday, August 31, 2013

So Rick Caruso’s still afloat —

Down in Newport —

He’s got a Boat.

Thing’s so Big — called Invictus

Guess he’s still tryin’ to “Stickit-tus”

Too big to dock or moor —

Gee, it’s tough when you’re not poor.

Hey, Rick, bring it up here —

Santa Barbara’ll build you a pier —

On Miramar Beach, for your floating Xanadu

Five stories and all — we’d do it for you!

260 feet no problema draft

We’d scrape the bottom fore to aft.

What a sight! Floating Palace —

And you can use Miramar refuse for ballast.

Hey, c’mon Rick, give us a chance —

With all the glam and finance —

The Miramar afloat — Just think, what a sight!

Either view — it’s Urban Blight!

Billy Collins & Aimee Mann

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